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Saurik talks about the iPhone jailbreak

Jay Freeman, better known as Saurik, the creator of Cydia, was interviewed by the home radio Make It Work. He speaks about the history and the future of the iPhone jailbreak.

Saurik describes the origins of Jailbreak and Unlock for the very first model of the iPhone. Jay explains that initially there were two important things to do with the iPhone 2G - to use other carrier than AT&T and to install any application.

He continues discussing the main applications from Cydia. Cycorder was the first to allow video recording, and Winterboard was the only one that allowed users to change the graphical interface of the iPhone. He also speaks about Comex, the hacker who is currently working with the Dev Team for releasing and Unlock for the iPhone 4. According to Saurik the tool is still not ready to be released to the public due to severe bugs in the code. Here the second part:

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Apple Approves Video Recording App for the iPhone 2G/3G

Apple has approved iVideoCamera, an application which lets you record video on any iPhone including the iPhone 2G and iPhone 3G. Now you don't need a 3GS to record and share videos with your friends and family. Works with firmware 3.1 OS installed and includes:

Ability to save to your camera roll or "Photos" and share via:

  • FaceBook
  • YouTube
  • Vimeo
  • Twitter and more coming soon


  • The iPhone can only capture about 3 frames per second
  • Videos are limited to about 1 minute in length
  • Resolution is low: 160x213

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You can purchase iVideoCamera in App Store for $0.99 (link).

This is a great step forward, because Apple did not allow such apps to be in Appstore before. The quality of the recorded video is quite low, however it might be improved in the future. Could the acceptance of iVideoCamera open the door for Cycorder, popular video recording app that can be installed via Cydia?


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List of Cydia Apps compatible and incompatible with firmware 3.1


Some users have already performed jailbeak for firmware 3.1 and faced problems with several Cydia applications. Some work with no problems, others send the iPhone to Safe Mode. Here is a list of compatible and non-compatible apps.

Applications NOT compatible with Firmware 3.1:

  • Winterboard
  • Backgrounder
  • Mobile Finder
  • ActivateMMS2G
  • Cycorder
  • PasteBoardStacker

Applications partially compatible with Firmware 3.1:

  • Cydia (apparently does not show the badge icon when there are updates available)
  • SBSettings (everything works except the button "Restart")
  • BossPrefs (everything works except the button "Respring")

Applications fully compartible with Firmware 3.1

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Cydia apps on firmware 3.0: working and non-working apps list


It is always good to know what is working and what is not. This list will be changed quite soon, becasue developers are trying their best to make apps work. But for now here it is:

SEMI-Functional Applications:

  • Winterboard: This only works in some cases. The themes and can not be fully supported yet.
  • iBluetooth
  • MCleaner
  • Categories (works well but the applications are no longer found by Spootlight)
  • Status Notifier
  • ibirthday

Applications not working:

  • cydelete
  • Backgrounder
  • Cyntact
  • iMobileCinema
  • VideoRecorder for 3G
  • Veency
  • MobileFinder

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